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5 for 5 with Neily Mathias

5 questions answered in 5 words or less… Neily  Mathias, U.S. Director of Customer Service for multi-sport apparel manufacturer 2XU, is an accomplished runner and triathlete. She recently ran her first stand-alone marathon, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona, in a time of 3:21:25.   What first inspired you to start running? Post-college swimming, discovered “runner’s high”.  […]

5 for 5 with Sara Eccelsine

5 questions answered in 5 words or less…   A former competitive cyclist and currently the Brand Manager at SIDI America, Sara Eccelsine chases off-wheel fitness and fun running trails in Tahoe, Hawaii and around the globe.      What inspired you to start running?  Desire to be playful outdoors. What songs cycle through your […]

5 for 5 with Morgan Clark

Today I’m launching a new interview concept – 5for5. Throughout the coming months, I’ll conduct mini-interviews with a wide variety of women to explore their experiences with running. I’ll ask each interview subject to answer 5 questions in 5 words or less, thus 5for5. To kick off the series, I talked to Morgan Clark, Owner and […]

Girl Power

Combining running and life-skills lessons, Girls on the Run is raising a generation of confident and strong young women. The sea of pink and green says it all: this is girl territory. Nearly 800 elementary school girls have taken over a grassy field in Vasona Park in Los Gatos, Calif., for the Girls on the […]

Half the Battle

How to stay motivated during months of training for a successful race day. Running is both a physical and motivational challenge—requiring fitness, endurance and a solid plan of action. For many of us, the hardest part isn’t preparing our bodies for the race, but rather staying committed to months of training. The following advice will […]

Trail Blazin’

Here are our picks for the top five trail running destinations in the U.S. Many runners turn to the trails in search of a physical challenge. What they find when they leave the pavement behind is a love for getting off the beaten path, breaking new ground and pushing themselves in new directions. A perfect […]

Resolutions, Version 2010

My health and fitness resolutions for 2010 are fairly straightforward. Since I struggled through the majority of 2009 with a variety of injuries, they mostly relate to getting back on track with quality training and racing. Here’s a smattering of what I’ll attempt to do: Join a gym in Boulder (where I recently moved), and […]

Women Who Move: Norma Gonzalez

Norma Gonzalez Tijuana, Mexico SPORTS: Running, Triathlon AGE: 49 JOB: Winemaker Click photo to enlarge HOW I GOT STARTED IN SPORTS: I ran off and on for years, starting with 5k races and steadily increasing my mileage until I was running marathons. My sister-in-law inspired me to try triathlon. ATHLETIC HIGHLIGHTS: Placing in the top […]